The Federal Government has declared Friday 7 and Monday 10, April – that’s Good Friday and Easter Monday – as public holidays for Easter celebration.
Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, made the announcement, on Wednesday, April 5, in a statement signed by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Dr. Shuaib Belgore, in Abuja.
Ogbeni Aregbesola urged Christians to emulate the virtues of sacrifice, togetherness, forgiveness, kindness, love and patience, which were attributes exemplified by Jesus Christ’s ministry on earth.
He also called on Christians to use the occasion to pray for Nigeria, especially the insecurity in parts of the country.
He noted that security is everybody’s concern and business, adding: “I therefore urge Nigerians and foreigners in our country to display a high sense of citizenships and public spiritedness by supporting the efforts of all security agencies in bringing peace and security of lives and property of the citizenry.”
The Minister assured that the Federal Government was doing all that is necessary to ensure a peaceful transition of government, following the peaceful conduct of the elections.
He also assured that there would be light at the end of the tunnel.